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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:44 AM

Trump puts Saudi arms sales above inquiry into Khashoggi killing

World Jun 24, 2019 8:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brushed aside the grisly killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, saying his death has already been investigated and a Saudi pledge to spend billions of dollars on U.S. military equipment “means something to me.”

He spoke just days after an independent U.N. report revealed new details of the Saudi journalist’s death and apparent dismemberment at the hands of Saudi agents. It said there was “credible evidence” that warranted further investigation into the possible involvement of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and called for an FBI investigation.

Trump, in an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said the subject of Khashoggi “didn’t come up” when he and Salman spoke on Thursday, the day after the report was released.

The president said the Middle East is a “vicious, hostile place” and that Iran and other countries in the region are also guilty of the type of behavior Saudi Arabia has been accused of engaging in. He said the slaying of Khashoggi has already been “heavily investigated.”


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DonViejo Jun 24 OP
Arkansas Granny Jun 24 #1

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Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:48 AM

1. Lives don't matter when to Trump when it comes to money, but we already knew that, didn't we.

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